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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-17-2008, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Clip vs rivet master link?

I was wondering how safe using a clip master link is compared to using a riveted master link? I just ordered chain and sprockets from Driven, and they send a clip style master link. I know the tool is about $100 to rivet it on. I was just wondering, have people ran the clip style without any problems? Anything you could put on the clip to keep it from coming off?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-17-2008, 05:16 PM
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Re: Clip vs rivet master link?

clip links can come off (snap) at the clip if say a rock, pebble....excess dirt gets packed up in there. Not highly likely...but it can happen.

Wouldn't recommend tieing anything on to hold the clip on...as it may interfere with the natural flow of the chain.

The positive with clips is that you can easily take out a link or how ever many when/if it comes to that.

Also - sometimes people will put the clip on backwards...i think there are arrows or dots or something that you match up to ensure it's on right and pointing in the right direction. If its put on wrong...your bike will tell you quick

Rivet style chains are obviously your best bet...but once the chain is worn and adjusted to the max on the bike...it's pretty much done. You can get a rivet push tool....but one slip and you'll end up buying a new chain anyway.

Guess it all depends on where you ride, how you ride, and when you ride.
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Re: Clip vs rivet master link?

I actually had a clip link come off on me on my Katana. It didn't damage anything but still kind of scary. My suggestion is to put the clip on yourself, then take it to a shop and have them rivet it for you. Shouldn't cost too much to do that.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-19-2008, 01:16 AM
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Re: Clip vs rivet master link?

What everyone is saying is diffently true mine just came off a few weeks ago.
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Re: Clip vs rivet master link?

I had the clip on for about 2 weeks before motomummy sent me the correct rivet one and I put that one on immediately. The riveted ones are definitely the way to go. I had no problems with the clip ones in the canyon and 65 miles per day commute though but still.
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